Kenny Rogers, Emmylou Harris Appearing at Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony

Kenny Rogers, Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett will appear at the 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction and awards dinner set for June 14 in New York City. Others scheduled to present awards or perform include Stevie Nicks, Meat Loaf, Take 6 and the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl. As previously announced, this year’s Hall of Fame inductees include Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Seger, Don Schlitz, Jim Steinman and the team of Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. The Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Bette Midler, with Ne-Yo receiving the Hal David Starlight Award. The first-ever Pioneer Award will be posthumously awarded to singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie, whose compositions include “This Land Is Your Land.” Additionally, “Stand by Me” is this year’s Towering Song, with co-writer Ben E. King being honored with the Towering Performance Award.